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Domestic law firm offers trusted guidance to people going through life’s difficult transitions Charles R. Ullman & Associates is pleased to announce that attorney Kathleen McDonald is joining the respected Raleigh, North Carolina law firm as an Associate Attorney. The law firm concentrates on family law matters, including separation, divorce,…

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Charles Ullman & Associates provides you respected, experienced and knowledgeable divorce and family law attorneys. You can trust us to help you through the legal process efficiently and effectively so you can transition to the next phase of your life. Our community involvement reaches beyond charitable support of important causes. We launched our own movement in Fraternities4Family and provide scholarships to able students in need.

unmarried couple living under the same roof

North Carolina law does not afford many legal rights for couples who live together before marriage. The state does not recognize common-law marriage. This means if a couple splits up, they will have no legal protection regarding how property is divided. There is also no rule on whether either party…

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Charles Ullman & Associates provides you respected, experienced and knowledgeable divorce and family law attorneys. You can trust us to help you through the legal process efficiently and effectively so you can transition to the next phase of your life. Our community involvement reaches beyond charitable support of important causes. We launched our own movement in Fraternities4Family and provide scholarships to able students in need.

Regardless of what causes a divorce, the process of separation and divorce takes an emotional toll on those involved. The dissolution of a marriage—even an amicable divorce—is almost always a challenging time filled with many emotions. Some observers have suggested that the emotional stages of divorce are comparable to Swiss-American…

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Charles Ullman & Associates provides you respected, experienced and knowledgeable divorce and family law attorneys. You can trust us to help you through the legal process efficiently and effectively so you can transition to the next phase of your life. Our community involvement reaches beyond charitable support of important causes. We launched our own movement in Fraternities4Family and provide scholarships to able students in need.

family law court in North Carolina

No matter the situation, navigating the complex North Carolina family court system can be stressful and overwhelming. How can you hope to achieve a favorable result when just filing the correct paperwork feels daunting? You need a champion for your rights when confronting the challenges of family court. When your…

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Charles Ullman & Associates provides you respected, experienced and knowledgeable divorce and family law attorneys. You can trust us to help you through the legal process efficiently and effectively so you can transition to the next phase of your life. Our community involvement reaches beyond charitable support of important causes. We launched our own movement in Fraternities4Family and provide scholarships to able students in need.

family shared health insurance

One of the most important considerations during a divorce is how your child’s medical insurance and expenses will be paid following the dissolution of your marriage. Most insurance companies prohibit policyholders from keeping ex-spouses on their plans. However, North Carolina law requires divorcing parents to provide health and dental insurance…

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Charles Ullman & Associates provides you respected, experienced and knowledgeable divorce and family law attorneys. You can trust us to help you through the legal process efficiently and effectively so you can transition to the next phase of your life. Our community involvement reaches beyond charitable support of important causes. We launched our own movement in Fraternities4Family and provide scholarships to able students in need.

family law judge in Raleigh

Negotiating child custody arrangements is often the most emotional part of a divorce. Typically, each parent wants as much time as possible with their children. They also want to have an active role and input about important decisions that affect their children’s lives. A proper child custody arrangement serves the…

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Charles Ullman & Associates provides you respected, experienced and knowledgeable divorce and family law attorneys. You can trust us to help you through the legal process efficiently and effectively so you can transition to the next phase of your life. Our community involvement reaches beyond charitable support of important causes. We launched our own movement in Fraternities4Family and provide scholarships to able students in need.

divorce vs annulments

Some couples whose marriage is not working out may be able to annul the marriage instead of seeking a divorce. An annulment results in a court decree that declares the marriage null, as if it never occurred. When granting an annulment, the court does not consider requests for alimony or…

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Charles Ullman & Associates provides you respected, experienced and knowledgeable divorce and family law attorneys. You can trust us to help you through the legal process efficiently and effectively so you can transition to the next phase of your life. Our community involvement reaches beyond charitable support of important causes. We launched our own movement in Fraternities4Family and provide scholarships to able students in need.

person laying on the floor while drunk

Substance abuse can ruin a marriage and may threaten children and other family members. Heavy drinking and drug use are part of many divorce complaints. In a contested divorce in North Carolina, an individual may cite their spouse’s excessive alcohol or drug use as having made living together intolerable and…

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Charles Ullman & Associates provides you respected, experienced and knowledgeable divorce and family law attorneys. You can trust us to help you through the legal process efficiently and effectively so you can transition to the next phase of your life. Our community involvement reaches beyond charitable support of important causes. We launched our own movement in Fraternities4Family and provide scholarships to able students in need.

Best Interest of the Child Principle

The State of North Carolina requires that decisions during a divorce serve the best interests of any underage children affected. When a child’s parents go to court to have a separation agreement ratified or to argue a contested divorce, the court will use the best interests of the child doctrine…

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Charles Ullman & Associates provides you respected, experienced and knowledgeable divorce and family law attorneys. You can trust us to help you through the legal process efficiently and effectively so you can transition to the next phase of your life. Our community involvement reaches beyond charitable support of important causes. We launched our own movement in Fraternities4Family and provide scholarships to able students in need.

parent struggling about child support after being fired

An order to pay child support payments is not meant to be a punishment after a divorce. Any substantial change in your financial circumstances – such as losing your job – can justify petitioning the court to modify your child support order. If you are paying child support according to…

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Charles Ullman & Associates provides you respected, experienced and knowledgeable divorce and family law attorneys. You can trust us to help you through the legal process efficiently and effectively so you can transition to the next phase of your life. Our community involvement reaches beyond charitable support of important causes. We launched our own movement in Fraternities4Family and provide scholarships to able students in need.